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Contracts Manager

Company: Woodward, Inc.
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description - Contracts Manager (2203413) Contracts Manager - 2203413 #LI Hybrid (must be within driving distance to a Woodward location) Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position. Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. -

  • Estimated annual base pay: $ 103,111.00 (minimum) - $ 128,764.00 (midpoint)
  • Stock Options
  • All members included in annual cash bonus opportunity -
  • Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members -
  • 11 paid holidays, including floating holidays -
  • Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance -
  • Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement leave -
  • Adoption Assistance - -
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits -
  • Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life -
  • Member referral bonus -
  • Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending -
  • Voluntary benefits, including: - -
    • Home / Auto Insurance discounts -
    • Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave - Are you ready to make your mark? If you're a Contract Manager, we have an exciting opportunity for you. This position has the primary responsibility of customer interface over contract life cycle, establishing contractual framework where applicable, and for the administration of claims management. What's In It For You - At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members" and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It's an inclusive, positive, collaborative, and socially responsible environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes. - What you will be doing - -Contract Negotiations
      • Responsible for customer interface over contract life cycle for both OEM and repair, maintenance, overhaul and service agreements
      • Reviews customer contract drafts and executes under the established proposal pricing strategies and cost targets
      • Leads functional reviews of commercial terms, and ensures compliance with the Contract Review Policy and other corporate guidelines
      • Ensures that commercial terms align with business, commercial, operational, and supply chain objectives and initiatives
      • Identifies and collaborates with compliance functions determine approach (e.g., non-standard Global Trade Compliance terms and conditions)
      • Assists the Director of Legal with drafting, revising and negotiating contracts and terms
      • Ensures that all relevant flow-down terms and conditions, both internally and throughout the Company's supply chain are considered and addressed
      • Creates awareness of, and understands, potential business at risk
      • Supports initiatives and activities to ensure compliance with regulatory or customer specific requirements (i.e., import/export, licenses, proprietary information, FAA, IC, etc.)
      • Assists Director of Legal with reviewing FAR/DFARS clauses to ensure language is aligned with approved and/or standard approach
      • Assists Director of Legal with commerciality assertions and associated price reasonableness, as well as data rights assertions Contract Management
        • Manages contracts, with the support of the Director of Contract Operations, to ensure:
        • compliance with Woodward's obligations and enforcement of Woodward's rights, such as design changes and associated assertions, pricing (including price escalation/de-escalation, volume-based pricing, rebates, commodity-sensitive pricing, etc.), liquidated damages, payment and payment terms, measuring actual performance against contractually stipulated metrics, and the like
        • appropriate measures are taken with regard to contractual triggers and events such as milestones (development, production delivery, etc.), price expiration, product phase changes, contract expiration or termination, etc.
        • timely and disciplined administration, execution and enforcement of all contractual rights and obligations and coordinates with internal stakeholders as appropriate (e.g., PLC process adherence, coordination with the program management office on scope and requirements changes)
        • proper maintenance of agreements within Woodward's Contract Management System to ensure all contracts and relevant information are timely and accurately maintained in the system
        • Responsible for the engagement with applicable company and external stakeholders to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, including government contracting, FAA regulations, DOT requirements, trade compliance, etc.
        • Responsible for the strategy and approach for monitoring internal and external commissions agreements, rebates and licensing
        • In coordination with the Legal organization, responsible for interpreting and enforcing all contract provisions Customer Claims Management
          • In coordination with the Legal organization and other applicable functions, leads the negotiation and resolution of non-routine warranty service and product claims or any claims escalated from the Customer Service team
          • Responsible for addressing and resolving claims regarding significant Safety, Quality, Delivery, Responsiveness and Cost (SQDRC) matters
          • Supports Corrective Action Committee and Corrective Action Board
          • Generally addresses issues escalated by the Contract Management Coordinator Other Functions
            • Supports internal communication and cooperation
            • Supports other activities in the Contracts Administration organization, including order management and fulfillment, and customer service functions
            • Other activities as needed
            • Travel may be required What We Are Looking For - Functional Expertise
              • Solid business acumen and understanding of Woodward markets and products
              • Understanding of commercial terms and industry standards
              • Strong knowledge of contract drafting, including language implications
              • Experience in managing existing contracts to ensure compliance and enforcement of rights
              • Solid background and capabilities in customer engagement and management
              • Experience in customer claims management and support
              • Establishes clear directions and objectives
              • Monitors process, progress and results
              • Helps foster a culture of inclusion and engagement that inspires Woodward team members to act in a way that values the strengths and differences of our global membership
              • Effective relationship management
              • Resourceful
              • Strong oral and written communication skills
              • Able to work independently; self-motivated
              • Excellent presentation skills, including at the executive level
              • Strong organizational and planning skills
              • Ability to adapt to different cultures
              • Effective listening and strong collaboration skills
              • US - Bachelor's Degree in Arts/Sciences (BA/BS)
              • 5-7 years experience in contract management and negotiation
              • Experience with manufacturing contracts or related
              • Experience working in a procedure driven organization Preferred Experience
                • Aerospace contracting
                • Advanced degree(ex. JD, MBA) This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons. - This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR, or possess all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee. Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer - EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans - Job Legal Primary Location

Keywords: Woodward, Inc., Fort Collins , Contracts Manager, Executive , Fort Collins, Colorado

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